GID, a national real estate organization, has commissioned three worldrenowned architects – Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates – to design an iconic collection of luxury residential buildings that will complete one of the last remaining waterfront development sites on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Waterline Square, the masterplan encompasses nearly five acres and will be located in Manhattan along the Hudson River from West 59th Street to West 61st Street, where Midtown meets the Upper West Side.
The three buildings are One Waterline Square, which is designed by Richard Meier and Partners Architects, Two Waterline Square by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and Three Waterline Square by Rafael Viñoly Architects. For the first time, GID has assembled a collection of world famous architects who are not only recognized on a global scale, but are also New York City architects that truly understand how to craft an authentic and compelling New York City neighborhood and place-making experience.
Waterline Square–the five-acre mega-development on NYC’s Upper West Side–just announced that the project will be the first residential building to feature a skate park. The indoor, multi-level half-pipe skate park (image below) is the first-ever conceived amenity of its kind of any NYC residential project, and we’d love to have you cover this exciting news.
Located within The Waterline Club, which is the sprawling shared amenities space designed by the Rockwell Group that boasts over 100,000 square feet of best-in-class sports, leisure, and lifestyle offerings, the half-pipe skate park is nearly 42 feet long and 4 feet high. For the daredevils and pros looking to catch some extra air, a mini ramp is situated directly next to the half-pipe and is up to 10 feet high.
Designed by award-winning SITE Design Group, whose credits include the new skate & BMX plaza at Stars and Stripes Park near Lake Hefner and the Linda Vista Skatepark in San Diego, California, the half-pipe skate park at Waterline Square also features an open seating lounge area for socializing and relaxation to watch those skating, a sound system with DJ deck, and large screen TV with video game provisions.
Skateboards and helmets will be available for use, and the space will be open year-round for all residents. Situated along Riverside Boulevard from 59th to 61st Street, the 2.1-million-square-foot mega-development designed by Richard Meier & Partners, Rafael Viñoly Architects, and KPF represents the last remaining waterfront development site to be completed on the Upper West Side. Source by GID, images Courtesy of M18.